Education Reporter
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced reporter to join our education team, which has done ambitious, groundbreaking work in the past two years with its Education Lab project. This reporter would be the team’s primary beat reporter, focusing on Seattle-area schools and state education policy.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience at a news organization and a proven track record of covering breaking news and developing enterprise and watchdog stories. We want a reporter who knows how to dig deep but can also write compelling stories for A1. Strong multi-media skills and experience covering education are big pluses.

Minimum Requirements:
•Must have a minimum of three years’ reporting experience in a news organization, with at least two years as a beat reporter.
•Undergraduate degree.
•Must have own vehicle with auto insurance for work-related visits to other sites or other reliable means of transportation available with little notice.

Application information:

To apply, submit the following materials on-line at
•Cover letter
•Five samples of your reporting work, preferably attached as Word or PDF files. You are welcome to use URLs to link to your clips. To do so, collect the URLs in a single Word document and upload it.

NOTE: Attachments are uploaded on the same page where you upload your resume. After uploading the resume, use your back browser to return to the page and upload additional attachments. Please note: file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB).

If you are applying to more than one job, please use EDRPT as part of the naming convention for any file attachments you submit for the Education Reporter job.

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The Seattle Times, the nationally-renowned and award-winning digital and print media company, is the leading source of news, sports, business, technology, entertainment and other content for the trendsetting Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a news media company with a laser focus on journalistic standards and excellence, we provide clarity above the content clutter and engage readers across digital and print platforms to provide news that matters where, when and how they want it.

Employees of The Seattle Times take pride in being a part of a locally owned business that has a direct impact on our community. We offer a rewarding, high performance workplace that lives and breathes deeply held values of quality independent journalism.

Our privately held, family-owned company offers its employees outstanding benefits, including medical and dental plans, a 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions, dependent care reimbursement, subsidized transportation options, generous vacation plans, and an engaging wellness program.

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